It was so unnecessary, but so appreciated, that all my friends came bearing gifts at Friday's Royal Wedding Tea! The friend who had loaned all the crown pieces let us all choose one to keep, and I got the silver metal crown I mentioned last week. I am going to incorporate it into my garden as a memento of the day!
Another friend gave me two royal commemorative pieces, including this teaspoon ...
... which is from the coronation of Edward VIII, and ...
... this beautiful teacup from Queen Elizabeth's Coronation!
I noted with interest that the teacup included the shamrock, thistle, daffodil and rose, all of which were included in the lace on Kate's wedding gown.
And at the end of the long but lovely celebration, I was able to enjoy using another great hostess gift, this pink Lady Carlyle teacup and saucer from Royal Albert.
Don't you know that this is how Kate felt at the end of it all?